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Jazz in July 2014 Application

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last/Family Name:
Mailing Address:
City:
Province/State:
Postal Code  
County/Parrish:
  Country:
Secondary Address: 
(where would you like correspondence to go if not at mailing address)
Home Phone:
Daytime Phone:
Fax:
 Email:
School name/Place of employment:
Previous years in Jazz in July? (i.e.0,1,2): Years of formal instruction: (i.e. school band,private lessons)
Instrument which you will participate with:  
Saxophone/Woodwind Doubles
 None:     Flute:     Clarinet: 
 Soprano Sax:     Baritone Sax: 

Please specify to which program you are applying

1) Vocal Jazz Soloists Program

2) Instrumental Ensemble Program

When do you plan to attend Jazz in July?

 Both Weeks July 7-18

 Week one only 7-11

 Week two only July 14-18

Please check if you would like to be considered for the Big Band.  Yes:  No:
Will you need to use university housing?  Yes:  No:
Will you need day or full time parking? Commuter:   Resident: I don't need Parking:
Will you need to use a university meal plan?  Yes:  No:
Please describe any mobility disabilities or dietary needs.

Briefly describe your general musical experience in terms of private instruction, coursework, training in improvisation, and ensemble and solo performances. Limit your answers to two paragraphs.
Note: Please do not inlcude quotes or line breaks in your answers as it breaks the automation of the application process

  The following questions are required for grant and foundation reports. They have no bearing on the applicants acceptance or denial to Jazz in July. The data gathered is soley used for the continued funding of Jazz in July.

Current Status (check more than one if applicable)

High School Student: Semi-Professional:
Amateur Musician: Professional:
College Student: Other:
Music Educator: Under 18

How would you describe yourself?

Native American, Aleut: Asian or Pacific Islander:
White, Anglo, Caucasian: African American, Black:
Hispanic, Latin American: Other:

How/where did you hear about JAZZ IN JULY?

Note: Please do not inlcude quotes or line breaks in your answers as it breaks the automation of the application process

Audition Requirement

An application to the instrumental and vocal programs requires an audio recording featuring a minimum of two jazz standard selections. Each tune is judged for rhythm, tone, articulation, and interpretation. The applicant's performance is carefully considered, both in the acceptance procedure and in instrumental combo placement. (One submission for two or more applicants will not be accepted.) An audio submission is not required for the teacher training program. Acceptable audio formats include CDs and digital media files via email (.mp3, .wma, and .m4a formats.)

INSTRUMENTALISTS: Please submit a recording including a minimum of TWO jazz standards of contrasting jazz styles and tempos (no ballads, please.) Length of submission should not exceed 10 minutes and should be EDITED to include only the intro, the melody and your solos. Please identify your instrument on the CD cover (saxophone players should also identify the particular sax used in the recording.)

VOCALISTS: Please submit a recording including a minimum of TWO jazz standards of contrasting jazz styles and tempos (please include a fast or moderately-fast tempo and a slow tempo or ballad.) Length of submission should not exceed 10 minutes.

 

How will you submit your audition recording?

I will mail my audition CD to:

JAZZ IN JULY
10 Curry Hicks
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9300

Audition materials will not be returned.

 

Please Remember we can only accept .mp3, .wma, and .m4a formats!

I will submit my audition via E-mail to Jazz in July. (Files must be under 5MB)

Send to the address: jazzinjuly@acad.umass.edu.
NOTE: We do our best to keep up with incoming auditions, but our inbox space is limited so if you recieve a message stating that the mail was not delivered WAIT three days and send the audition again. Also, please try to keep audition files under 5 megs.

 

 

Registration Fee

How will you pay the $90 registration fee?

I will pay with a visa or mastercard online here.

Payments are made through the UMass box office.

I will mail a check to:

JAZZ IN JULY
10 Curry Hicks
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9300

Click "Submit" if application is completed. "Reset" will clear application.

Application is not complete until you have received a confimation email from Jazz in July. Please check your email.

 

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